Palace Theater

1603 Unionport Road,
Bronx, NY 10462

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Palace Theater

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The Palace Theater was the northernmost theater within the Parkchester complex, with the Circle Theater on the southern end and the American Theater near the middle of the complex. The Palace Theater was opened in the late-1940’s.

I believe the theater operated as a twin, and then was converted to a quad in the mid-1980’s. The theater closed in the early-1990’s and is now a furniture store.

Contributed by Gary Muttley

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joemasher
joemasher on October 29, 2006 at 4:24 am

There are many details of the theater still visible in the furniture store. The poster cases and neat deco framing are still there, along with the box office. In fact the lobby is mostly intact except for the concession stand. In the auditorium, they’ve de-quadded the place. You can see the scars on the ceiling and walls from the removal of the dividing walls. The angel wing decorations above the exits on either side of the stage area are still there, along with the projectiopn booth. The back of the house is arranged in stadium-style, and there is furniture set up for display on the risers. Definitely worth a trip!

atmos
atmos on October 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm

John and Drew Eberson designed a Palace Theatre and Commercial building for Park Center Realty Corp somewhere between 1946 and 1949.This is very likely the one.

dbronx
dbronx on July 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

I heard on the News today that the building is scheduled to be demolished and replaced with high rise apartment buildings. The current occupants have been given only 30 days notice to leave. The interior of the theater was briefly shown and it looks like the original details are still present. I use to live in the area and recall the beautiful art deco decor. I am going to try and pay a visit and take pictures to post here. If any one else can do so I urge you to do it as soon as possible.

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